The Records Division is charged with the maintenance and security of police records.

Releasing information is a delicate balance between providing the public with information and individual privacy rights. Records personnel must be aware of and apply the legal exemptions to the release of information to protect individual privacy, safety and ongoing investigations. Records personnel also perform a variety of duties that range from administrative and clerical support to Beaumont staff, to assisting the general public at the front counter and on the telephone.

Record keeping is a key component of law enforcement responsibility. The Records Division is the keeper of all police reports that require photocopying, distributing and filing. They are also responsible for preparing arrest and report packages for the District Attorney’s Office and processing citations for court, as well as distributing other paperwork to various local and state agencies.

The Records Division also provides LiveScan services - Live Scan is an inkless, electronic means of capturing fingerprints in a digitized format. Fingerprints are then searched against a state criminal history database and/or the FBI criminal database.

The following records may be obtained from the Records Division:

  • Arrests
  • Boats
  • Crimes
  • Firearms
  • Missing persons
  • Pawned articles
  • Property
  • Traffic
  • Vehicles
  1. Alarm License
  2. Bicycle Registration
  3. Citation Sign-Offs
  4. Court Orders
  5. Crime Reports
  6. DocView - Traffic Accident Reports Online
  7. Fingerprinting
  8. Police Reports
  9. Record Releases
  10. Recovered Stolen Vehicle Release
  11. Recreational Vehicle/Trailer Parking Permit
  12. Repossessed Vehicle Releases
  13. Stored / Impounded Vehicles
  14. Traffic Collision Reports
  15. Vehicle Identification Number Verification
  16. Visa Clearance Letters / Local Background Check

All alarm users must obtain an alarm license within ten days of completing the installation of a new alarm system, or within ten days of placing an existing alarm system in service. Alarm licenses may be obtained from the Beaumont Civic Center or the Police Department. 

The fee for an alarm license is $21.